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Vision, Mission, and Strategic Documents

Strategic Documents

Cover picture of Fusion Energy Sciences Roundtable on Quantum Information ScienceFusion Energy Sciences Roundtable on Quantum Information Science (September 2018)
Fusion and plasma sciences and the emerging field of quantum computing and communications could have a variety of mutual benefits, according to the recent report of the Fusion Energy Sciences Roundtable on Quantum Information Sciences. The Roundtable, chaired by ATAP’s Thomas Schenkel and co-chaired by Bill Dorland of the University of Maryland, outlines three priority research opportunities in each of two broad categories: “Quantum for Fusion,” which covers what this new processing and communication paradigm might do for computation-hungry problems in plasma sciences and fusion energy, as well as instrumentation and control; and “Fusion for Quantum,” the use of fusion- and plasma-related techniques in making and simulating quantum information systems. Click here to download it from the DOE Office of Fusion Energy Sciences.
Cover image of Physical Sciences Area Strategic PlanPhysical Sciences Area Strategic Plan (July 2018)
The document lays out the five- to ten-year framework in which the four divisions of this associate laboratory directorate (ATAP, Physics, Nuclear Science, and Engineering) address some of the most compelling questions in their fields. It shows how our activities fit into the big picture of science, and the ways they are aligned with national needs, agency priorities, and the guidance of our peers. Click here to download it.
The U.S. Magnet Development Program Plan (June 2016)
The U.S. Magnet Development Program is a multi-institutional partnership, coordinated by LBNL, to aggressively pursue the development of superconducting accelerator magnets that operate as closely as possible to the fundamental limits of superconducting materials and at the same time minimize or eliminate magnet training. Fermilab and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University are partners with us in the Magnet Development Program.

The program is focused on transformational magnet technologies. As a High Energy Physics-funded program, the primary focus is on magnets for accelerators, but the generic approach will develop magnet technologies that can be applied to a large variety of applications across the DOE Office of Science and beyond.

Laser Technology for k-BELLA and Beyond (September 2017). The topic of the workshop, held at LBNL May 9-11, was near- and long-term technology prospects for ultrafast lasers that could operate in the multi-kW to even tens-of-kW average power range. Such laser performance is needed for k-BELLA, further stepping stones to a laser-plasma accelerator relevant to high-energy physics, and spinoff benefits en route.
Berkeley Center for Magnet Technology Strategic Framework (April 2017)
The Berkeley Center for Magnet Technology (BCMT) serves LBNL and the larger DOE community as a full-spectrum resource for both R&D and schedule- and cost-driven, project-oriented production of advanced magnet systems.

The BCMT is an interdivisional organization managed jointly by ATAP and the Engineering Division. It integrates accelerator physicists and magnet researchers, magnet design engineers, and fabrication teams to foster rapid progress in the development and reliable delivery of new magnet technology.

Video: Overview of ATAP And Its Mission

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